Mini-Workshop | Fine Art On A Shoestring Budget with Karen Butts,CPP

  • 21 Jul 2013
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Cypress, Texas
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  • This event is for PPGH members only.

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Fine Art On A Shoestring Budget: 
Creating Heirloom Newborn and Children's Portraits Without Breaking the Bank

Would you like to learn how to create a Merit image, better yet, do it economically?  In these economic times, it is important to be penny wise in your business to generate more profit. Karen's home-based studio has never been "in the red."  To accomplish this goal and to set herself apart from other photographers, she thinks outside the box in all facets of her business, from marketing to props to packaging.  Her goal is to create artistic images that will become treasured, family heirlooms.  Attend her Mini Workshop to find out her secrets to success on a shoestring budget.

In Karen's workshop you will learn about:
  • Creating inexpensive backgrounds and props 
  • The 12 elements of a Merit image 
  • Seeing the light 
  • Secrets to polishing your image 
  • The importance of presentation 
  • How to become inspired 
  • Marketing on a budget 
  • Unique items that you can offer your clients 
  • Creative packaging ideas
Once you start on this journey of creating Merit images, you will go through some growing pains, but don't let that discourage you. The more you learn, the more you will see wrong with your images, but that is a good thing. In the long run, it will cause you to become a better photographer and will raise the level of your "Green Merits," also!

Karen Butts,CPP
Award winning photographer

Karen began entering image competition several years ago and was PPGH Children's Photographer of the year in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2011, her first year to compete at the International level, two of her images received merits. In 2012, she received three PPA merits; two of those images were selected for the Showcase Book. In 2012, at the Southwest Professional Photographer’s Association (SWPPA) conference all four of her images merited in the image competition. She was one of only seven photographers from Texas who went "four for four" last year. Karen now specializes in photographing babies and children and is currently working on her CPP and her Masters.

Continuing your education is crucial to raising the bar of you photographic skills in order to compete with the Moms with an expensive camera. In 2004, Karen attended the Texas School of Photography for the first time and studied under Darton Drake. His class was so inspiring that, when she returned home, she quit her day job to become a full time photographer. She considers him to be one of the most creative, photographic artists of all time. Be sure and attend the June guild meeting, as Darton will be our guest speaker! Attending Texas School has become a tradition and she has attended every year, taking a variety of classes from natural light with Carl Caylor, Corel Painter with Helen Yancy and Jim Cunningham to newborns with Julie Klaasmeyer.

Attend Karen's workshop and begin your journey of creating Merit images. You and your clients will be glad you did.

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